PPMD’s 2020 Virtual Annual Conference


Welcome to PPMD’s 2020 Annual Conference – Virtual Edition! This is an extraordinary time for our global community, as we slowly begin re-emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, our always resilient community continues to inspire and energize PPMD.

Though we can’t connect in person this year, there was no way PPMD could let the summer go without hosting our Annual Conference. So this year, we are gathering virtually! From Wednesday, July 22 – Saturday, July 25, we will be offering the kind of robust, informative agenda you have come to expect from PPMD over the last 25 years.

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What can you expect from the Virtual Conference?

Critical Updates

From clinical trial updates, to the latest advances in Duchenne care, to our work in Washington, D.C., and opportunities to engage with families across the country, this year’s Annual Conference will help you catch up on the incredible momentum still happening in our community while simultaneously reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. You will have access to leading researchers, scientists, physicians, clinicians, and therapists, just like always, and there will be numerous opportunities during the week of the meeting to connect with these experts virtually.

Social Activities

We’re also going to have some fun! The PPMD team is organizing a variety of social activities for the whole family so that your virtual conference has a few surprises, and some much needed laughs.

Take a look at what we have planned so far – a full schedule of events will be unveiled in the weeks to come. And we look forward to seeing you at PPMD’s 2020 Virtual Annual Conference!

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Newly Diagnosed Program

PPMD will be offering an amazing virtual support program for newly diagnosed Duchenne families as part of our Virtual Annual Conference. The Program will consist of a Virtual Meet & Greet with other families and some PPMD staff the week of June 22 (you will be assigned to one of the scheduled dates) as well as an interactive two-part Intro to Duchenne virtual session the evenings of July 9 and 10. You will receive admission to the full Virtual Annual Conference as well.

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Teen & Adult Track

The Teen & Adult Track will include a virtual social and two closed sessions for teens and adults with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy ages 14 and over. The closed sessions, planned and hosted by the PPMD Adult Advisory Committee, will discuss important topics including relationships and social networks, independent living, and various areas of adult care. Access to general sessions from our Virtual Annual Conference is included as well.

Teen & Adult Track programing is for ages 14 and up; individuals with Duchenne/Becker only.

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One on One appointments with experts

During PPMD’s Virtual Annual Conference, you will be able to make one on one appointments with experts in Genetics and the Registry, Physical Therapy, School and Behavior Issues, and Parenting Guidance and Advice. A registration page for appointment times will be available soon.


Contact info@parentprojectmd.org if you have questions about PPMD’s Annual Conference.

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